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Movie Review: Before I Fall

Movie Review: Before I Fall

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Before I Fall, based on the popular novel by Lauren Oliver, is the high school mean girl version of Groundhog Day, the movie where Bill Murray’s character relives the same day over and over until he gets it right. It was directed by Ry Russo-Young, (Nobody Walks, Babes in Toyland)  and stars Zoey Deutch ...

Review: Take a Trip to “La La Land”!

Review: Take a Trip to “La La Land”!

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

The Oscar nominated musical, “La La Land,” gives a modern perspective on old Hollywood movies. La La Land  tells the story of an aspiring actress named Mia (played by Emma Stone) who moves to Los Angeles to make her dreams come true. She then, by a series of unusual coincidences, meets a jazz pian...

Review: Full Sail Ahead for Disney’s Moana!

Review: Full Sail Ahead for Disney’s Moana!

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter
December 19, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

For centuries, sailors explored the immense oceans of the Earth. But 3,000 years ago, their journeys had mysteriously stopped for a millennium. Walt Disney Animation Studios decided to explain this mysterious phenomenon with their newest movie Moana. Taking place over 2,000 years ago, this is the story of a 16...

Heads Up, Potterheads: Fanstastic Beasts Movie Review

Heads Up, Potterheads: Fanstastic Beasts Movie Review

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

“Whimsical”, “thought-provoking”, and “extraordinary” are some words used to describe J.K. Rowling's works in the Harry Potter series; the case remains no different when it comes to her latest story, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set in 1920s New York, Fantastic Beasts revolv...

Noise at the Meadows Festival

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2016
Filed under Completed, Entertainment

  Headliner Kanye West performed at the first year The Meadows music festival  Sunday October 2nd, in the Mets Stadium parking lot in Queens, NY. Kanye West was supposed to perform from 8-10 pm, but ended up coming to the stage 40 minutes late and leaving 20 minutes early, slicing his performance...

Paladins: A Video Game Review

Paladins: A Video Game Review

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter
October 10, 2016
Filed under Completed, Entertainment, First Person POV

When Steam, my gaming service, offered me some free stuff in exchange for playing a game called Paladins, I knew I was getting myself into a world of pain. This game was created on August 3, 2016 and is for the PC. It’s currently rated T (Teen) for violence, even though there’s no blood or gore. While Steam i...

Listen to Your Heart in Digital Music

Listen to Your Heart in Digital Music

By: Brianna Henry
August 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, School Life, Showcase

During the 2015-2016 school year, I enrolled in the second period digital music class. In this class we worked on computers to create pieces using Logic Pro X software and the thousands of sounds it had to offer. While I learned the basics of Logic and experimented with different sounds, more importantly...

Lower School students rave about playing Minecraft

Lower School students rave about playing Minecraft

By: Timothy Malejko, Staff Reporter
May 27, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Lower School Report

"Do you play Minecraft?" Is that something you hear a lot? It should be, because Minecraft is the game sensation sweeping the nation. There are four game modes in Minecraft. They include Creative mode, where you have unlimited resources and you can build whatever you want, and survival mode, in...

Hiroshima visitors perform music that transports T-D students

By: Ashley Antoniou, Staff Reporter
May 20, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Lower School Report

The fifth grade was allowed to go with the sixth through 12th grades to see a performance by The Hiroshima Hougaku Federation. The fifth graders enjoyed this opportunity to join the Upper School to see and hear the performance. The students were all amazed by the astonishing performance. The costum...

Michelle de Angelis will perform at T-D’s first Alumni Arts House Cafe

By: Annie Macphee and Nikki Cuzzi
May 20, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Lower School Report

The Alumni Arts House Café will take place at the White House on May 31. The alumni café is a special arts house where graduates of T-D will come back and show there talents. Mr. Fleming, the headmaster, has invited Michelle de Angelis (class of '98) to sing and play the piano. Other graduated...

Valve’s Steam platform brings gamers downloadable games with intriguing stories

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

For many years, Valve Corp. brought gamers lots of games to play that they could download straight to their computers. Many games from Steam, which is Valve's software platform, are popular. One of the most popular right now is a long-awaited sequel, a game that does prove Valve can count to three,...

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ brings back a cappella group, this time in international contest

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ brings back a cappella group, this time in international contest

By: Nikki Cuzzi and Marygrace Iannacito
March 24, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

"Pitch Perfect 2," a PG-13 movie out May 15, is about an a cappella group that enters an international competition that no American group has ever won. The movie was directed by Elizabeth Banks. Some of the stars in the movie are Anna Kendrick as Becca, Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy, Brittany Snow as...

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